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There is a lot suspect of that story, but clearly that detective has a history that does include being on the wrong side of people's civil liberties as evidenced by payouts in 2001 and 2008.
If this doesn't get his ass fired AND prosecuted, well, I don't know how to finish that thought - but if there was no weapon in the car and the witness is believable in her testimony, his ass ought to get the needle.
DeFerrari said of the pursuit, “I honestly thought it was an armored car . . . At no time did they specify that they were police.“You wouldn’t expect your police officers . . . to be sticking their middle finger and yelling obscenities.”
IMHO, the money quote. It seems to me that if they wish to be treated like police, they should behave better. Act like a bunch douchebags, the public will assume that's what you are.
Greg USAF Retired NRA Life Member "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." Milton Friedman
Cops like this are doing a terrible disservice to themselves, their fellow cops and society as a whole. Trust in government in general is extremely low. Faith that cops will do the right thing is steadily being eroded because of stories like this. The unintended consequence of douchebags on power trips could get really ugly.
As for this particular cop, if he shot an unarmed guy in cold blood, he should lose everything and spend the next 30 years in prison getting his mind (and backside) expanded.